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THE SOUND INSIDE by Adam Rapp
 

Directed by Kristin Clippard

REGIONAL PREMIERE
October 20 to December 3, 2023

SYNOPSIS

When Bella Baird, an isolated creative writing professor at Yale, begins to mentor a brilliant but enigmatic student named Christopher, the two form an unexpectedly intense bond. As their lives and the stories they tell about themselves become intertwined in unpredictable ways, Bella makes a surprising request of Christopher that neither knows if he can fulfill.

 

Brimming with suspense, Rapp’s riveting play explores the limits of what one person can ask of another.

Starring Vickie Daignault, returning to Urbanite Theatre after appearing in WOMEN LAUGHING ALONE WITH SALAD.

Playwright Adam Rapp's headshot.

Meet the Playwright

ADAM RAPP

Adam Rapp is the author of numerous plays, which include Nocturne (American Repertory Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop), Finer Noble Gases (26th Humana Festival), Stone Cold Dead Serious (A.R.T.), Blackbird (The Bush, London), Essential Self-Defense (Playwrights Horizons/Edge Theatre), Kindness (Playwrights Horizons), The Metal Children (The Vineyard), The Hallway Trilogy (Rattlestick), The Edge of Our Bodies (36th Humana Festival), Dreams of Flying Dreams of Falling (The Atlantic), Through the Yellow Hour (Rattlestick), Wolf in the River (The Flea), The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois (The Atlantic) and Red Light Winter (Steppenwolf, Barrow Street Theatre), for which he won Chicago’s Jeff Award for Best New Work, an Obie, and was named a finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize.

 

He made his Broadway debut with THE SOUND INSIDE (Studio 54), which received a 2020 Outer Critics Circle Honor for Outstanding New Broadway Play. The Sound Inside was commissioned by Lincoln Center and received its world premiere at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

Meet the Director

KRISTIN CLIPPARD

Kristin Clippard has administered, taught, acted, assisted or directed with over three dozen theaters, entertainment companies, non-profit organizations, universities, and schools across the country. She holds a BFA in Acting​ from Wright State University and an MFA in Directing​ from the University of Iowa. 

Selected directing credits include Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson and The Roommate by Jen Silverman for American Stage, Alabaster by Audrey Cefaly for Capital Stage, The Luckiest People by Meridith Friedman for Orlando Shakespeare Theater, God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza for Incline Theater, ​Loyalty and Betrayal (a community collaboration based on Julius Caesar) for San Francisco Shakespeare Festival Festival’s Midnight Shakespeare program, Landless by Andrew Saito for the Iowa New Play Festival, and Champagne Gods by Emily Dendinger​for Clifton Players. Favorite classic play projects include Twelfth Night for Theater at Monmouth, The Merry Wives of Windsor for Richmond Shakespeare Festival, ​ A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Annapolis Shakespeare Company, The Taming of the Shrew with Arclight Rep, Measure for Measure and Pericles for San Francisco Shakespeare Festival’s Midnight Shakespeare program. Kristin has assisted numerous directors, such as Aaron Posner at the Folger Theater, and directed many staged readings of new work.

Director Kristin Clippard's Headshot

TICKET INFORMATION

OCTOBER 20 TO DECEMBER 3, 2023

SHOWTIMES:

WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS* AT 7:30PM


FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS AT 8PM


SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS AT 2PM

TICKETS:

STANDARD TICKETS: $42


UNDER 40** TICKETS: $28


STUDENT** TICKETS: $5

Play contains discussions of suicide.


*Thursday performances are part of our Talkback Thursday series. Talkbacks are moderated discussions with the cast that take place after the performance, offering audiences an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the show.


**Must present valid ID.

“An astonishing play… Flawless.”

-Jesse Green, New York Times

”Rarely have form and function combined with such compelling revelation and persuasion as they do in Adam Rapp’s haunting, unsentimental two-character play.”

- The Berkshire Eagle 

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